What’s the best Bond gadget?

Welcome to Q-Branch. You’re in charge of equipping a secret agent going on a mission! Better not mess this up: which of these two items do you think would prove more helpful to our double-o in the field?

Which would you rather equip Bond with?

Battle: : Gadget

Tape-recorder book 

A small reel-to-reel tape recorder hidden in a hollowed-out copy of the Nassau Directory. (Thunderball)


Multifunction lock-pick 

Concealed in a normal looking credit card (The World Is Not Enough)


Do this as long as you like, but if you get bored please do help us figure out the best Bond villain, the best Bond villain henchman, the best MI-6 employee, the sexiest Bond, Bond’s best act of spycraft, and of course the best BondChest.